Kiva is a fabulous organization! Their mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. This is accomplished by individuals like you and me making loans in $25 increments to individuals around the world. You choose who you lend to - a basket weaver in Cambodia, a seamstress in Peru, a goat herder in Uganda. When the loan is repaid you can loan it to someone else. What a powerful and sustainable way to empower people to escape poverty!
Because we believe so strongly in Kiva we started an Artisans Collective lending team on Kiva. We loaned $200 in our first day! The pictures above are a few of the loan recipients. (Click on their photos to see how they plan to use their loans)
Join us if you can. Collectively we can make a difference!